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Are there black widow spiders in Illinois?

Three species of black widow spiders are widespread in the United States. The black widow (Latrodectus mactans) inhabits the southern half of the country. Most common in northern states such as Illinois is the northern black widow (L. variolus) which is replaced in the Southwest by the western black widow (L.

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In respect to this, are there black widow spiders in Chicago?

Almost all spiders are venomous, but there are only two found in Illinois that have venom toxic enough to be dangerous to humans - the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow. The northern Black Widow is the only dangerously venomous spider you are likely to find in Chicago.

Beside above, where are black widow spiders most common? As designated by its name, the northern black widow spider (Latrodectus various) is found primarily in the Northeast United States. They may live as far south as Florida, as far north as Canada and as far west as Texas.

Similarly one may ask, are there any poisonous spiders in Illinois?

Poisonous Spiders in Illinois. There are, however, two kinds of poisonous spiders found in the area: the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) and the black widow (Latrodectus spp). Their venomous bite is dangerous, and you can come across them virtually anywhere, so it's crucial to learn how to identify them.

Is there a spider that looks like a black widow?

False Black Widows (Steatoda grossa) This spider does not have the red hourglass marking and is a glossy chocolate brown colored spider. It shares the same rounded-abdomen body form and web-making traits as the true black widow spiders. However, this spider is slightly smaller than a mature western black widow spider.

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